EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Progressive Evansville Political Action Committee today announced its endorsements in the 2019 Evansville City election.
The non-partisan committee is voicing its support for the re-election of Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, citing his administration’s public-private partnerships that have made quality-of-life and affordable housing projects possible.
In the Second Ward City Council race, the group is endorsing Natalie Rascher, calling attention to her recognition of the diverse population in the ward and the disproportionate impact that crime and tax increases have on low-income residents. Her education and professional background will be assets for the city council.
Alex Burton received the committee’s nod in the Fourth Ward City Council contest.
His progressive ideas; experience in the private sector; community involvement, and work preparing high school students to successfully enter the workforce give him a good foundation for public service.
He has demonstrated a clear understanding of the ward he will represent.
The group supports the election of Jennifer Yaser in the Fifth Ward City Council race.
Her personal story, work experience and progressive approach to problem-solving are impressive.
She displays a level of compassion and down-to-earth sensibility that will serve the citizens well.
In the At-Large City Council races, Progressive Evansville is giving its endorsement to Gina Robinson Ungar and Ron Beane.
As a small business owner and city department head, Beane has experience following government rules and enforcing government guidelines.
This gives him a sound foundation for carrying out the public’s business.
Robinson Ungar also owned and operated a small business.
Her personal history, along with her work with Evansville Housing Authority clients, give her valuable insights into the challenges some citizens face.
“Even though we found good reasons to support these candidates, we will be looking at what they do for the city going forward. We want them to offer new and progressive ideas to improve opportunities for everyone in this city,” said Progressive Evansville Chairwoman Connie Robinson.
(This story was originally published on October 22, 2019)